Subject: Re: sysinst MBR partition bug on fresh install?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/2004 19:17:28
In message <20040524011401.A23324@yoda.cubidou.net>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>On Sun, May 23, 2004 at 06:27:11PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
>> For reasons I won't bother to explain, I tried to do a fresh install of
>> -current (from Friday's source tree) on a disk with a Windows partition.
>> As best I can tell, it was skipping the step about asking about MBR
>> partitions, or asking me if I wanted to use part or all of the disk for
>> NetBSD -- it went straight to the NetBSD partition dialog. Maybe the
>> MBR partition stuff came later, but it listed the entire capacity of
>> the drive as available; it didn't subtract out the Windows partition.
>> Can anyone else confirm this?
>Be sure to have a clean and recent source tree to build sysinst. I
>committed a fix for that in rev. 1.86 of sysinst/disks.c.
Thanks. I have that version, but dated yesterday, and I built my
installation CD a few days earlier.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb